Travis Hale: Computer and video game manufacturers are just like auto makers. They could
make a product that lasts for years without much maintenance. Instead they
design things to fail and error, so you have to buy another one or spend
money on parts. Most people who experience problems with their car will
just buy a new one if the problems persist. This is what the manufacturer
wants. 360's are so prone to freaking up. I know Microsoft is smart enough
to design and build something that is more reliable. But that wouldn't be
good for profits.
Luuk de Boer: the rubber band on the inside is the problem because it slides over the
wheel because its dirty if you clean the rubber band it works fine and has
enough power to pull the reader down. to clean it you won't even have to
open it :D
Jamie Beck: Thanks for the video. Gave me enough info to fix my son's xbox.
xpro gamer: Thiese crapty consoles their trays like this is why i like ps3 more than
xbox and in fact my xbox has the same problem as this one
MartyBoyOnline: Cheers man had this problem for ages ! And just fixed 2 xboxes thankyou man
ray cornelius: Im only 12 and i never met my dad and my mom is a drug addict and i dont
know how to take it apart :(
joscbr: Another thing to check is the bottom of the disc tray. I just fixed one
where a tab on the bottom had bent back. Straightened the tab and added
some super glue to it. Now the tray shuts as it should.
beany4000999: @SuperLilman1998 same here... -_-
TR1CKSHOTS31: What are the wheels with the points called cause on my hard drive that's
Bobby Howard Jr: my problem is that the tray wont open unless there is a disk in it. and
even then it sometimes wont do anything. and then it takes an hour of
opening and closing the tray to finally get the game to read.. aaaannnddd
theeeen it keeps freezing and doing the open tray thingy again.. i think i
need a new console..
IceBullet35: @oFunnyKido thats wats wrong with mine i just bought a new one
Jermy Marble: THANXS BRO THIS REALLY freakIN HELPED! :D
Brandon Nisly: My dog got onto my tray an everything looksentack but the tray won't close
any idea should get in there or wht
Mauriarti: how do you remove the tray? the page linked doesn't load
paulie321321: hey how do you get to that place to clean i try the temp fix but that
doesnt work either
Luke Brown: Cheers man
xXmAsTeReLeMeNtXx: Can anyone help my Xbox can't open or close the disc tray
sab704: NONE OF THIS WORKS my cd disk holder thingy whatever wont close AT ALL and
i dont know how to open a black xbox to fix it. i think the gears are stuck
By Breezy: If its stuck I pulled mine out with a butter knife
Claytheist: you're a freaking genius. thanks
EmoMuppettWorld: mine wasn't the same setup for the tray, but it gave me an idea that
worked, so thanks
txmadman1: thanx for the help but my tray was still doing the same thing i closed it
and it didnt even try to read it just opened back up! but i saw that there
was a small little metal tab not letting it go all the way up so i just
bent it and now it works fine!
Sime Kids: Mine opens automatticaly when I turn it off and on even when I close it
patriot394: you are sooooooooooooooooo smart chris a basterd
Mattakschwa: tried to fix my xbox using this trick but the spinnel thing wont pull up so
i just said freak it and ordered a new disc drive
Nepin Rith: (part 4) If neither of the prongs are touching, then your xbox 360 will be
confused. It will not be sure if it should open or close. If you manually
make sure that DVD drive is closed all the way by pushing that rod all the
way to the left, I assure you that your xbox will open and close fine. As
it will no longer be confused. Hope I was able to help you or anyone
looking at this.
xX8raven8Xx: I hope it works. I may have a dinosaur Xbox 360 but I don't have the money
to get a new one
stormofdragons: I had this same issue. Followed your fix, and it worked. Until I put the
top back on it, then, same issue. What I found was that when I'd smacked
the top of it a couple times, to try to get it to open, I bent the sheet
metal at the front of the drive case. Straightened it out, and it worked a
charm. Thanks for the video showing where to clean and lubricate. Hope my
comment helps others having problems like mine, after your fix.
Jerichoswa11: Ok how do you take off the tray? this video is pretty useless because it
doesn't show much.
Steve Gracia: i have a similar issue, but this time the laser thing wont move up, like it
gets stuck midway. i try to pull it up but nothing. any advice please?
ballest one 13: my xbox tray is jammed a little out of place and i cant open or lose it
Zachary Karpinski: @oFunnyKido Hit it on top. =)
buttsnifer hall: thanks
Nepin Rith: (part 1) I just wanted to drop in to say that I fixed my tray from doing
exactly what yours was doing. if you unplug your DVD drive and take it all
the way out. most people will tell you to turn the little wheel with the
rubber band on it to open the disk drive. while that does work, I believe
that it is what is causing so many people to have this error.
tempusfugit: hahhah the first types of 360s i ahve to bang on the top with my hand
fanned out. bam bam and it opens but man hope this solves teh problem
codmaster3814: @oFunnyKido send it to microsoft
Angel Barragan: Or ya'll can just get a life.
Nepin Rith: (part 3) Important! Make sure that you do not push it too hard, you do not
want to grind the gears. If the bar did not go all the way, take your tiny
screw driver or wooden skewer and from the inside of your DVD drive look
very carefully and you will see some slots where this bar is. Push it all
the way to the left. there happens to be a set of prongs on both side on
the case. one is for opening and one is for closing. one side should always
be touching each other.
JOSETV1: mine had this problem too, what i did id sorta slam it inside and it holds
up, you cannot perminantly fix this problem..
coolmeaner: that might be the problem with mine lol
addiction8946: i needed the slim fix
Nepin Rith: Your welcome, glad I was able to help. I actually covered this in a video I
put up here on youtube. I also showed where the dvd to tension clip goes.
couldn't find a single video on it. had to find a random forum to help me
find where that piece went. was simple lol. Just never take any ones advice
on here to hit the xbox, it will loosen up up your laser eye, that can also
make you have an open tray error because it can't read the disk until you
tighten it the proper way.
SamAdamz: Excellent tip. Thanks for sharing!
bigboyindustries123: i broke mine when i left the tray open and my foot slammed into it and it
started shaking plz help me and tell me how to fix that
Nepin Rith: (part2) once you have the DVD drive out, turn it and look on the left side
of the DVD drive. there will be a space where you can put something thin
like a tiny screw driver or even a wooden skewer. Push that in and it will
open up your DVD drive. Make sure that when you close your DVD drive, that
you push it closed with enough force to make sure that the little bar shows
its self for where you first pushed it in. This is the proper place that it
should be in.
Zachary Karpinski: @sadpoet187 Let me know!
Josh McDaniel: Oh thank god man! I thought I was gonna have to replace it and re soldering
the logic board wouldn't be fun. I'm gonna try this for sure!
WildcatsRWinners: He never let you did he?
lborrink: Hey, I have an original xbox that has the same problem, and I'm curious if
your trick will work.
yuffghost: i need to try this, cuz after 3 years my xbox work without no problem, and
yesterday appear this error :S, thnx for the video :)
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